Lack of Communication Between a Doctor and Pharmacist

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A lack of communication between a doctor and pharmacist can have devastating consequences for a patient. If you have suffered as a result of this type of negligence, it is crucial you seek out a knowledgeable lawyer to help explore and pursue your legal rights and options.

At the medical malpractice law office of Colonna & Doyle, our attorneys work with medical experts in exposing departures from standard treatment protocols, miscommunication, and failures when it comes to doctors and pharmacists in fulfilling the duty of care they have to their patients to provide the correct medications and dosages.

We Know How to Handle Prescription Drug Error Cases With Compassion and Skill

Our experienced Burlington medical malpractice attorneys carefully review medical charts, consult with experts, as well as interview nurses and other relevant staff in order to determine what should have happened that did not and why it happened. This can include instances involving:

  • If the pharmacist fails to clarify an order with a doctor if he or she cannot read the handwriting on the prescription pad
  • If dosages are unclear or contra-indicated
  • When a doctor fails to follow up with a pharmacist when submitting a complicated order to ensure it is fulfilled properly
  • When a pharmacist fails to ask a doctor if a generic can be used in place of the brand name
  • When a pharmacist does not question a doctor’s orders to use a medication ‘off market’

Under the statute of limitations in Massachusetts, medical negligence and malpractice claims for injury or death must be brought within three years of the action that caused the harm. We can help you prove that your injuries or loss could have been prevented if these medical professionals had coordinated and communicated more efficiently.

Call Our Medical Malpractice Law Firm Today

If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one because a doctor and pharmacist failed to effectively communicate, contact us at Colonna & Doyle Law Offices by calling 781-667-2658 to schedule a free appointment to discuss your case. If you are unable to come to our law office for a consultation, we can visit you in your home, or in the hospital or nursing home.

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